Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunset Liguanea Hands Over IV Pump to UHWI Children Ward

Another promise fulfilled!
The children ward at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) was presented with an Intravenous (IV) pump valued at $112,000.00 by the Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea on Monday May 20, 2013.
An IV pump regulates the rate and amount of medication being given to a patient and makes for more efficient and cost-effective delivery of health care to especially those newborns in critical care.
Club president, Lavern Brown showered commendation on the staff of the children ward for their continued dedication and excellence despite the odds. In acknowledging the initiative of past president, Marc-Maurice Frankson in leading the effort at getting the badly needed piece of technology, President Lavern said she was happy the club has been able to keep its promise to the hospital and the children.
Receiving on behalf of the hospital was Acting Director of Nursing, Child Health, Mrs Marva Forbes who expressed her deep appreciation to President Lavern Brown for the gift. Also on hand were Nurse Liaison Officer, Heather Davis and Professor and Head, Department of Child Health, Dr. Minerva Thame.
According to Dr Thame, "This is a big thing for us. We are trying our best to cope with the limited equipment; but your gift will surely go a far way in making a difference for the children in our care".
Supporting the Sunset Liguanea president were treasurer, Kenneth Walker Snr. past secretary, Dahlia Vanriel; and prospective member Joan Beecher along with past president Patrick Prendergast, and Zone 4 Lieutenant Governor Andrea Samuels.

(L-R) Professor Minerva Thame, Nurse Heather Davis, Optimist Dahlia Vanriel, Joan Beecher, Nurse Marva Forbes, Treasurer Ken Walker Snr, President Lavern, LtG Andrea Samuels

1 comment:

  1. Great job...making a difference one ward at a time!